My Son’s Crib-less Nursery


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I am not a believer in cribs. Ever since I went looking for one at Target when I was pregnant and a store employee advised me against them. She recommended that I save money by using a Pack n’ Play (which is waaay cheaper!) as both a play and sleep space, and that’s what I’ve done.

I’ve blogged before about my son’s nursery (when he was born I had to squeeze it into 60 square feet!) Now that I’m in a bigger apartment we’ve gotten a chance to expand things a bit, but I still don’t have a crib.

Here are a few pictures of the nursery before I got a chance to clean it, lol…



His Joovy play yard doubles as a crib, and I am still using the Ikea Expedit book shelf as a changing table/storage space. The wall decal is from Etsy, and the hot air balloon rug is from These pics are after I cleaned — and yes, that is a Barack Obama poster above his play yard ?



Cribs are super expensive, so forgoing one has saved a lot on decorating costs. Ladies, how have you decorated your children’s sleep and play spaces?


About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...